Expand dialoguing with the environment. Residential modules Balneario de Ariño by Tangram

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Tangram Arquitectura + Diseño. Architect.- David Martínez García.
Project team
Santiago Elía García, Javier Muñoz Escolano and Jose Miguel Escosa
Quantity surveyor.- Mario Galán Barrado.
Ayuntamiento de Ariño.
General contractor
Ariño, Teruel, Spain.

David Martínez Tangram

Trangram is a studio founded in 2015 in Zaragoza by the architects, David Martínez and Santiago Elía García.

David Martínez is an architect, with a specialization in building, from the Higher School of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (2007). He completes his studies at the Graz University of Technology (Austria) where he obtains the GAD-AWARD 06/07 (Best Final Project 06/07). Certified Passivhaus Designer by the Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt (2018).

In 2008 he settled in Zaragoza where, after collaborating with different reference studios, in 2013 he began to work independently to found in 2015, together with Santiago Elía, the TANGRAM Arquitectura + Diseño studio.

During this time he develops projects mainly at a private level, among which the houses “Sisallete” and “Iker & María” stand out, as well as “Entreolivos” (extension and reform of a single-family house). At the same time, it has developed important projects at the equipment level, highlighting the Housing Module Area and the Expansion Master Plan of the Hotel Balneario de Ariño (2017).

He has been selected and awarded in different international architectural ideas competitions, highlighting among them the proposals for the new Multifunctional Center in Cabezón de Pisuerga (2nd prize), the Extension of the Child Care Center in Palma de Mallorca (3rd prize) , the Rehabilitation of the Roquetas de Mar Food Market (2nd prize) and the new UNED headquarters in Barbastro (3rd prize).

In collaboration with the architect Santiago Elia, the SELF-SUFFICIENT SHOPS developed for the Zaragoza Transport Consortium (2017) stand out.

In collaboration with the architect Ángel Comeras, there are 80 Sheltered Homes for the Zaragoza Vivenda Municipal Society (2016) as well as the Expansion of the Utebo City Council (2016).

Santiago Elía García, is an architect from the University of Navarra, specializing in Urban Planning, and a Master's Degree in Research and Advanced Training in Architecture from the San Jorge University. He has developed his activity independently and as part of other reference studies. Currently and since 2010 he combines his professional performance as an architect with his work as a researcher, teacher and Head of Studies at the School of Architecture and Technology of the San Jorge University.

He brings extensive experience in work of various scales and locations. He has coordinated different multidisciplinary teams capable of proposing integrated solutions to complex problems. Driven by efficiency, creativity, knowledge of the trade and honesty, he assumes the social responsibility and the concept of service of the architect profession, helping to link needs and skills, resources and utility, desires and experience. His work has been awarded, published and exhibited on numerous occasions and in different media. He is a regular collaborator of the Zaragoza Area Transport Consortium, advising on design issues related to urban and interurban mobility in Zaragoza, this being one of his main lines of research. In addition, he is interested in other fields related to architectural graphic expression, thought and graphic narrative linked to the recent history of Spanish architecture.



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